Mayor Windsor announces protest against “peaceful” but “destructive” economy at Ambassador Bridge

Mayor Windsor said the demonstration, which would temporarily close one of the busiest crossroads between Canada and the United States, has “permanent and lasting impact” on the local economy, although it has no plans to eliminate protesters. He said he was concerned about leaving. Still brute force.

On the night of February 7, protesters against the COVID-19 Directive of the Federal Government of Canada began to gather at the Ambassador Bridge, the crossroads between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Cross-border products.

“I am very concerned about the lasting and lasting impact of this demonstration and protest on the region’s economic competitiveness,” Dickens said. Press conference February 9th.

“Companies need certainty. They are just-in-time delivery models that require solid movement in many operations, including the automotive sector. For example, Canada does business, putting goods in and out. Once known as a difficult jurisdiction, the supply chain will evolve and restructure to remove this risk factor and avoid cities and communities like Windsor-Essex. “

Canada Border Services Agency says Ambassador BridgeTemporary closureAs of Wednesday night.

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) I have written On Wednesday, I told him that the exit ramp for the bridge to Canada in Detroit was closed and advised me to take the Port Huron Blue Water Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

The waiting time in the Detroit-Windsor tunnel is 5 minutes for both. Commercial When passenger Vehicles as of 5 pm on February 9th.

Windsor’s protests are in solidarity with the ongoing truck driver “Freedom Convoy” demonstration in Ottawa. The movement initially began to oppose the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine obligations imposed on cross-border truck drivers, but soon expanded to national movements and other pandemic-related obligations. A lot of upset has been added.

Dickens said the protests and demonstrations took place “peacefully and without incident.”

However, the mayor said he had talked with both state and federal officials over the past 24 hours and officially requested additional resources.

“We needed to plan a protracted protest and demanded additional personnel to be stationed at Windsor to support the hard-working members of the police service. We will resolve this issue safely and peacefully. I’m working hard for it, “Dickens said.

He received complaints and phone calls from locals and business owners asking for the eviction of the demonstrators, but added that he would refrain from doing so at this time, fearing more people would protest.

“It may be nice to see the demonstrators evacuated, but such actions make the situation worse, and certainly more people could come here to join the protest. Said.

As of the morning of February 9, about 50-75 vehicles and about 100 protesters remained in the area, Windsor police chief Pam Mizuno said.

Demonstrators left Church Road one lane south for emergency vehicle access, to provide access for emergencies without obstructing traffic traveling east-west on College Avenue or Techmse Road. Mizuno said he is cooperating.

“Our goal is to open all lanes on Huron Church Road. To do that, we are taking a diplomatic approach and trying to negotiate a safe and sustainable solution,” she said. Said.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.

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